Brendan Illis

Brendan Illis appears in the following:

Teens and Guns: Reflections from Radio Rookies

Thursday, January 31, 2013


We decided to check in with Rookie Graduates in different communities to ask them how they feel about guns. They rated how easy it is to get a gun in their neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10 [1 being very easy, 10 being very hard]. 

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The Last To Remember

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

After the death of Osama Bin Laden, young people took to the streets in droves to celebrate and a lot of discussion ensued in the media about a "9/11 Generation", the young people who came of age after the attacks.  Brendan was a first-grader in suburban New Jersey on September 11th, 2001, and he has only vague memories of that day.  Even so, he feels shaped by the events and their aftermath and hopes to join the military.  His younger siblings, who don't remember 9/11, feel little connection to it.  Brendan reports on whether or not his peers and younger siblings feel that 9/11 impacted their world view. 


Decade 9/11 Conversation: Radio Rookies and Clifford Chanin

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Part four of our Decade 9/11 series of conversations: WNYC Radio Rookies Brendan Illis and Norhan Basuni and 9/11 Memorial Museum director Clifford Chanin talk about the collaboration between the museum and Radio Rookies and how young New Yorkers have lived the decade since September 11th.

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